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Re: HTML 4.01 Strict DTD missing an important attribute

From: Joe Kaczmarek <joe@getq.com>
Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 17:17:46 -0400
Message-ID: <39133A6B.E0F98A7B@getq.com>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> At 04:02 PM 5/5/00 -0400, Jerry Baker wrote:
> >Is there a reason that the HTML 4.01 Strict DTD does not have "target"
> >in the ATTRLIST for "A"? It seems as though someone wishing to create an
> >HTML 4.01 strict document does not have any way to specify a target for
> >an individual link.
> I'm not on the HTML Working Group (or indeed affiliated with the W3C), but
> I'm pretty sure that target was left out because the Strict DTD provides no
> support whatsoever for frames.

My two cents...

"target" doesn't necessarily means frames as you can target to "_blank"
to open a new window (or even a new audio browser or braille browser
since they want Strict to be media independent), or even target to
"_top" to make sure that your Strict web site is not inside of somebody
else's frames.

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